College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Experiencing leadership and diversity in engineering

The Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Program provides programs and services to support the academic, professional and social success and retention of multicultural, international and women students in engineering.

APEX for Engineers starts new Cyclone Engineers off strong

This summer marked the 7th cohort of APEXE, or the Academic Program for EXcellence for Engineers. APEXE  gives incoming Iowa State engineering students the opportunity to experience the life of a Cyclone Engineer – and to increase the success rate of multicultural, first-year engineering students. APEXE is a component of the university-wide APEX program and is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the Dean of Students Multicultural Student Affairs Office.

APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE

Nineteen incoming freshman engineering students got a taste of chemical engineering with the College of Engineering APEXE program. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) was the first stop in a summer of department tours, industry visits, classroom activities and more for the recent high school graduates, many of whom and undeclared engineering majors. The …Continue reading “APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE”

APEX for Engineers helps incoming multicultural students adjust to university life

Twenty-two engineering students are getting a jump-start on their Iowa State experience through a summer bridge program. When Alexis Moreno was preparing for his freshman year at Iowa State a year ago, he was nervous about the transition from high school to college. Moreno, who is originally from Chicago, says he was looking forward to …Continue reading “APEX for Engineers helps incoming multicultural students adjust to university life”

APEX E created for incoming engineering students

APEX, a longstanding summer bridge program for multicultural students, now features an offshoot program, called APEXE. Within APEX as a whole, 40-50 incoming Iowa State freshmen who apply for the program are annually chosen to participate in the eight week summer program that provides opportunities for course work, dorm-life, and social activities. APEXE seeks to build …Continue reading “APEX E created for incoming engineering students”